Agonum muelleri (Herbst, 1784),

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 753-754

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.245.3416

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scientific name

Agonum muelleri (Herbst, 1784)
status

 

Agonum muelleri (Herbst, 1784) 

Carabus VI-punctatus  O.F. Müller, 1776: 78 [primary homonym of Carabus sexpunctatus  Linnaeus, 1758]. Type locality: Denmark and Norway (inferred from title of the book). Syntype(s) lost.

Carabus muelleri  Herbst, 1784: 139. Replacement name for Carabus sexpunctatus  Müller, 1776. Etymology. The specific name was proposed in honor of Otto Friedrich Müller [1730-1784], a Danish naturalist, theologian, linguist, and trumpet player. Following his marriage in 1773, Müller became financially independent and devoted himself exclusively to science.

Carabus parumpunctatus  Fabricius, 1792: 157. Type locality: «Germania» (original citation). Two syntypes in ZMUC (Zimsen 1964: 57). Synonymy established by Illiger (1798: 195).

Platynus hardyi  LeConte, 1879b: 53. Type locality: «Newfoundland» (original citation). Three syntypes [3 originally cited] in MCZ [# 28696]. Synonymy established by Hatch (1953: 141), confirmed by Lindroth (1954b: 138).

Platynus hornii  Hausen, 1890: 235. Type locality: "S[ain]te-Rose [= Laval] and Ile Perrot, P[rovince of] Q[uebec]" (original citation). Syntypes presumably lost. New synonymy. Note. Lindroth (1966: 629) listed this name as synonym of Agonum decorum  (Say, 1823) on the basis of an "authentic ♂," labeled "Montreal. Hausen" in the CNC. Unfortunately the specimen could not be located. However, there is serious doubt that the specimen was really a syntype. Hausen (1890: 236) stated that "on being shown a specimen, Dr. Horn declared he doubted the American origin of this species." It would have been surprising that Horn did not recognize Agonum decorum  . On the other hand, Agonum muelleri  was little known in North America, being first noticed by LeConte in 1879 when he described it under the name Platynus hardyi  . The description is poor but seems to fit better Agonum muelleri  than Agonum decorum  , particularly the size (0.375 in = 9.5 mm).

Distribution.

This Palaearctic species is adventive in North America where it is known from west-central Alberta (Emerald Lake, Gerald J. Hilchie pers. comm. 2009) and southern British Columbia, including Vancouver Island (Lindroth 1966: 593), to northwestern California (Humboldt County, James R. LaBonte pers. comm. 1992) in the west and from Newfoundland (Lindroth 1955a: 121) to northeastern Minnesota (Kamal J.K. Gandhi pers. comm. 2008), south to northeastern Iowa (Larsen and Purrington 2010: 570) and northeastern West Virginia (Tucker County, CMNH) in the east. The first inventoried specimen collected in the east was found in Newfoundland around 1840 (Lindroth 1955a: 122) and in the west in 1933 (Lindroth 1966: 593; Leech 1935: 122, as Platynus hardyi  ). The species is also adventive in Hawaii (Liebherr et al. 2009: 98).

Records.

FRA: PM CAN: AB, BC (VCI), NB, NF, NS (CBI), ON, PE, QC USA: CA, CT, IA, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV - Adventive

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Hexapoda

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agonum

Loc

Agonum muelleri (Herbst, 1784)

Bousquet, Yves 2012
2012
Loc

Platynus hornii

Hausen 1890
1890
Loc

Platynus hardyi

LeConte 1879
1879
Loc

Platynus hardyi

LeConte 1879
1879